My 8-month old DD has had a runny nose since she was two months old. I eliminated dairy and soy, and I thought it got better, but now it seems to be still hanging around, and I don't know what it's from. Maybe not even food-related, I'm thinking. I don't think I can do a full elimination diet. Her pediatrician suggested Singulair - she thinks there is some evidence that Singulair positively affects the immune system, and might even help avoid allergies later. I'm struggling a bit with the idea of giving a daily drug for essentially a runny nose - the runny nose itself is really not a problem, but she's been getting ear infections from it, and has had 3 courses of antibiotics so far. She also doesn't sleep well, and is clearly worse if I screw up the elimination diet, but it's not TERRIBLE - cosleeps, and nurses every 2 hours or so on good nights. (Bad nights, I am up and down with her, sometimes have to sleep holding her, or have to bounce her back to sleep. But not like inconsolable crying or anything.) And probably there were more ear infections that I didn't take her in for, but just waited out. The pediatrician thinks if the Singulair clears up her congestion, it's better than repeated antibiotics. I think the other option would be tubes to help her ears drain, but she might not be quite old enough yet, or she needs more officially diagnosed ear infections to be a candidate for that.
Any thoughts, or does anyone have any experience with Singulair with an infant?